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Guacamole Lovers Say Low-Fat Florida Avocados Are the Pits
Sat, 04 Jun 2016 00:13:08 EDT
As the larger, leaner ‘SlimCado’ challenges California’s Hass variety, some foodies feel betrayed; more pointless than fat-free cheese?
Cleveland Invents a New Bagel, Hits New York With Schmear Campaign
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:53:06 EDT
Republican convention host city touts its entry’s crunch outside, chewy inside
Empire Diner Aims to Recapture Glory Days With Contemporary Spin
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:39:40 EDT
In the ‘70s and ‘80s the retro-chic Empire Diner in Manhattan served the fashionable set. In recent years, it fell on hard times but chef John DeLucie and restaurateur Stacy Pisone are counting on a real-estate boom to reclaim its legacy.
Foie Gras Ice Cream, Anyone?
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:46:05 EDT
As temperatures rise thoughts increasingly turn to a favorite warm-weather treat—ice cream. And these days flavor innovations range from strawberry with kale and basil swirl to, yes, foie gras.
Foolproof Ways to Cook Eggs in Your Office
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:58:13 EDT
Want to hard boil or poach an egg to perfection at work? The right microwave egg gadget makes breakfast at the office easy.
Waterbeds, Country Music and Backscratchers: How Cows Get Coddled
Thu, 18 May 2017 08:17:15 EDT
U.S. farmers are seeking to boost milk production by pampering their dairy cattle. ‘They can’t get stressed.’
Grass-Fed Beef: A Discerning Carnivore's Guide
Fri, 05 May 2017 20:17:26 EDT
We love the notion that a happy cow yields great meat. Finally, the flavor of grass-fed beef is living up to the hype. Here’s where to get it and how to cook it.
Mr. Peanut Collectors Hunt for a Rare Treasure: New Mr. Peanut Collectors
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:47:28 EDT
As the monocled mascot turns 100, the Peanut Pals club launches an effort to butter up potential members under 70
Maryland Deviled Crab Dip: 30-Minute Recipe
Tue, 16 May 2017 11:38:13 EDT
Party food doesn’t get any more appealing than this buttery oven-baked crab dip. Throw it together in 30 minutes and serve with toast rounds to scoop up every luscious bite.
Katz's Delicatessen to Launch World-Wide Shipping Service
Wed, 10 May 2017 11:12:17 EDT
After serving classic Jewish-style fare to New Yorkers for 129 years, Katz’s Delicatessen is looking to broaden its customer base by delivering pastrami to Pakistan and corned beef to Colombia.
Chef Michael Symon on 'Stairway to Heaven'
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:29:11 EDT
After an accident derails a high-school wrestler, Led Zeppelin points him to a culinary career.
Mommy, Where Do Cocktails Come From?
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:24:06 EDT
Utah law requires many restaurants to mix drinks behind a partition to shield the act from curious minors—but a new bill would allow it back in the open; the ‘Zion Curtain’ becomes the ‘Zion Moat.’
Smoky Chicken Enchiladas: 35-Minute Recipe
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:18:26 EDT
A lasagne-like take on enchiladas, this recipe from Baltimore chef Spike Gjerde requires no rolling of the tortillas. Simply alternate layers of tortilla with a smoky chili-tomato sauce, shredded chicken and cheddar.
Don't Tell Texas, But Arkansas Is Laying Claim to Queso
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 01:30:15 EDT
Many Arkansans think cheese dip has finally given them something to call their own after decades in the shadow of neighboring states’ fajitas, gumbo and barbecue.
A Clean-Out-the-Fridge Sunday Lunch
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:00:18 EDT
When chef Katie Button gathers a crowd around her table, it’s a proper feast and not a scrap goes to waste. Her recipes for salmon collars provençal, farro salad with parsley pesto and fresh ricotta, and broccoli rabe with whey sauce add up to a satisfying meal.
Canned Beer for Beer Snobs: The 6 Best Craft Brews to Crack
Fri, 05 May 2017 22:14:17 EDT
Don’t turn up your nose: Beer in cans is better than ever. Pop the tops on these barbecue-friendly craft brews.
Seared Trout With Pea Ragout and New Potatoes: 30-Minute Recipe
Wed, 10 May 2017 10:00:05 EDT
In this simple recipe, Baltimore chef Spike Gjerde takes advantage of ingredients at their peak right now: English peas, leeks and new potatoes. He pairs them with crisp-seared trout for a fresh and delicious spring meal.
Steamed Halibut With Mushrooms and Spinach: 30-Minute Recipe
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:05:21 EDT
Seattle chef Edouardo Jordan brightens this simple dish of steamed fish, seared mushrooms and wilted spinach with a tangy buttermilk sauce.
Candy Corn Lovers Will Eat Candy Corn Anything---No Matter What It Tastes Like
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 13:46:30 EDT
New forms of M&Ms, Oreos, Peeps and popcorn claim to have candy-corn flavor, but confectioners can’t agree on the ideal taste.
The Simple Secret to Beautiful Buttermilk Biscuits
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:41:55 EDT
When it comes to Southern-style biscuits and gravy, the biscuit makes or breaks the dish, however you choose to top it. Here’s how to nail it every time, plus recipes for classic sausage and zesty tomato gravy.
Bourbon That Tops $100 a Shot is Big Draw
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:57:20 EDT
Pappy Van Winkle, a cult-favorite bourbon that is produced in limited quantities in Kentucky, is being featured at some New York City establishments, including a $500-a-plate dinner at a Midtown restaurant.
This Honey Cake Tastes Trickier Than It Is
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:17:24 EDT
Moist, rich and not overly sweet, this simple Moroccan cake gets its complex flavor straight from the beehive. Drenched in honey and topped with toasted almonds, it has just a hint of orange blossom.
The Secret to Hostess's Comeback: There's No Improving the Twinkie
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 23:56:36 EDT
When it re-launched the spongy snack, the company’s new owners chose to make only ‘strategic’ tweaks, such as a longer shelf life and a deep-fried version.
Homely Fruits and Vegetables Are Having Their Day in the Sun
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:09:21 EDT
A shoppers snap up knobbled carrots, misshapen apples and ‘spuglies,’ baffled growers are seeing green in ugly produce; ‘we don’t care if it’s a mutt.’
Bunker Food: Not Just for the Apocalypse Anymore
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:45:34 EDT
Dehydrated Greek yogurt, gluten-free meals join freeze-dried pasta stalwarts as emergency-food companies seek to broaden customer appeal.
Here's Johnny Marzetti, Ohio's Crowd-Pleasing Casserole
Wed, 10 May 2017 13:53:55 EDT
Born in Columbus, Ohio, this dish of pasta, tomato and ground beef with a molten cheddar-cheese topping has won hearts across the state. Bring Johnny Marzetti home to your own kitchen with this classic recipe.
Why Is the McFlurry Machine Down Again?
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:11:14 EST
Frequent interruptions in McDonald’s ice cream service in the U.S. and abroad are spawning an avalanche of social media complaints—and conspiracy theories.
What's Juicing the Market for Weird Fruit? Rosh Hashana, Obviously
Sun, 02 Oct 2016 21:52:50 EDT
New Year celebration sparks fevered competition among some Jews to secure monstera, cherimoya and other hard-to-eat offerings; ‘better than drugs.’
Phony Baloney: Butchers Are Selling Vegetables Made to Look Like Meat
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:05:00 EDT
New breed of markets goes to great lengths to create faux links, cutlets and patties that look and taste more like fauna than flora—such as lox crafted from carrots and jerky derived from wheat gluten. ‘Nothing bloody or Texan about it’
Le Coucou Takes Top Restaurant Honor at Beard Awards
Wed, 03 May 2017 00:06:17 EDT
In the food world’s equivalent of the Oscars, Le Coucou, a French dining spot in Manhattan, was crowned the best new restaurant in the U.S. by the James Beard Foundation Awards.
How to Trim and Cook an Artichoke: An Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide
Thu, 11 May 2017 13:52:28 EDT
This spiny vegetable may look daunting, but it’s actually a cinch to prepare. Here, a quick guide, plus a recipe for a delicious curry-shallot dipping sauce.
Spaghetti With Tomatoes and Garlic Scapes: 20-Minute Recipe
Mon, 08 May 2017 22:19:33 EDT
This easy and tasty whole-wheat pasta dish from Baltimore chef Spike Gjerde comes together in 20 minutes, using basic pantry staples. Garlic scapes, just coming into season, add extra kick.
The Next Great Wine Destination?
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 10:54:47 EDT
The Georgian province of Kakheti, in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains, has charming small towns, idyllic countryside and an ancient winemaking tradition that’s just starting to catch a buzz.
Five Up-and-Coming Winemakers To Watch
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:28:38 EDT
Europe’s most dynamic and drinkable young vintners, as chosen by the wine gurus of New York’s best new restaurants.
NYC Ferries' Concessions Under Pressure to be Profitable
Tue, 02 May 2017 05:30:09 EDT
Most commuters on ferries launching this week in New York City likely will welcome the onboard concessions, but for the company running the 20-boat operation for the city, the stands will be an important piece of the financial puzzle.
A Town Named for Bacon Considers Switching to Pie
Sun, 11 Sep 2016 22:41:35 EDT
As ‘foodies’ invade, residents of Eggs and Bacon Bay, on the Australian island of Tasmania, must decide whether to adopt a (marginally) healthier name.
The Negroni Variations: Rethinking the Classic Recipe
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:20:56 EDT
These riffs take the classic gin-Campari-vermouth combo into new territory without losing sight of what makes the drink great.
New York's Craft Beers Will Compete Head to Head
Mon, 01 May 2017 21:39:41 EDT
Gov. Andrew Cuomo will serve as one of the judges for the Taste New York Inaugural Craft Beer Challenge, a statewide competition slated for this month that is drawing entries from nearly 70 breweries across the state.
Turkeys Lay Eggs, Too---Then the Foodies Fight Over Them
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 21:52:01 EST
Thanksgiving’s top birds lay only two or three a week, so cooks who prize their creamy, ‘nutty’ flavor are left to scramble; ‘How is this so difficult?’
New Yorkers Pass on Cocktail Classic
Wed, 10 May 2017 17:17:57 EDT
The Manhattan Cocktail Classic, which was set to launch with a gala hosted by Bill Murray on Thursday night at Central Park’s Loeb Boathouse, has been canceled.
The Most Comforting Thing to Eat Right Now: Caribbean Stews
Wed, 17 May 2017 16:56:42 EDT
When summer beckons yet a chill still lingers, Caribbean stews hit the spot. Recipes for Haitian légumes, St. Lucian pepper pot and Jamaican-style brown stew oxtails deliver both the warmth and the bright flavors of the islands.